2020 Emera Chris Huskilson Scholarship Winner
Emera is proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship.
Kenzie Auger of Woodstock, NB, was chosen as this year’s winner of the $40,000 Chris Huskilson scholarship, established in 2018 to support Atlantic Canada students studying science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship or mathematics at a university in our region.
Kenzie will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science at Mount Allison University in the fall and is deciding between two passions – biology and psychology. She loves all things nature and the environment and in 2019 was chosen to take part in the Students on Ice program, spending 17 days in the Arctic with botanists, marine biologists and glaciologists.
Kenzie is extremely passionate about her community, having accumulated more than 360 hours of community service. She has completed the requirements for the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and participated in the WE Act and environmental club during high school. Through the Duke of Edinburgh program, she attended Passion to Purpose where she created the plans for garden beds at her school to provide fresh vegetables for her community. She also took part in a tree planting initiative at a local nature preserve, with her crew planting more than 200 trees in a single day.
“It is a great honour to receive this scholarship and I cannot express how grateful both myself and my parents are,” said Kenzie. “Because of this scholarship I now can concentrate on my studies. Thank you Emera!"
In addition to receiving $10,000 annually over the next four years, Kenzie will receive a paid, 12-week internship with an Emera company. She will also be matched with a mentor from Emera’s leadership team.Scholarships are an important part of our commitment to helping build safer, stronger and more innovative communities. By supporting students, we believe we are fostering the leaders of tomorrow— not just future leaders in our business, but in our communities as well.